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6 Great Websites for Training Young Apologists - John Clark

6 Great Websites for Training Young Apologists

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Summary

For those of us who want to raise young apologists, John Clark shares his six favorite websites to help us train our children to defend the Catholic Faith.

In a world that peddles atheism and agnosticism to our kids, we homeschooling parents need to train our children to defend the Catholic Faith.

As our duty both to them and to the universal Church, we need to raise young apologists. If you’re looking for a few ways to accomplish that, here are a few ideas to help you get started.

The Vatican Web Site

The Vatican’s website is not an apologetics site, per se, but there are documents on the Vatican’s website that I can’t find anywhere else. Papal encyclicals, apostolic constitutions, speeches, an illustrated history of the papacy, and angelus addresses.

You can also search by subject, which is incredibly handy. The biggest problem with this site is that there is so much neat stuff that it can distract why you went to the site in the first place. For instance, click this.

Catholic Answers

As far as apologetics sites go, Catholic Answers is about as good as it gets. CA has radio and TV show recordings, podcasts, videos, and magazine articles. Catholic Answers has tracts that help you understand the beliefs of other faiths, pointing out the inherent flaws of false religions.

It also has explanations of the things that Catholics believe and why we believe them.

One of the best things about this site is that you can choose a topic and then pick from audio, video, and Q & A sections for answers.

Here’s a sample.

EWTN

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Mother Angelica’s vision has resulted in more than just the television network. The EWTN website is chock full of apologetics resources. It has hundreds of print articles covering a wide range of apologetics topics as well as a huge database of videos that explain many of these same topics. If there is a topic that is not covered, the Q & A section allows you to post a question to EWTN’s experts to find an answer.

Here’s a link to a great column that addresses why Catholics ask for the intercession of saints.

Word on Fire

Bishop Robert Barron and his staff have assembled an incredible and beautiful array of apologetics audios, videos, and articles.

It is a sad reality that many Catholics are binge-watching shows that do very little to further their Faith. Their binge watching should include Word on Fire videos like this one.

New Advent

Since I began writing a weekly Catholic blog a few years ago, NewAdvent.com has essentially become my home page. The site contains the entire Summa Theologica, a vast library of the Church fathers, a large library of Church documents, and the Catholic Encyclopedia, not to mention a daily update of great blogs and columns from around the Catholic world.

Here’s a link to Tertullian’s Apology.

National Catholic Register

When it comes to Catholic apologetics, the Register offers Dave Armstrong, Jimmy Akin, Bishop Robert Barron, Father Dwight Longenecker and others. Recently, I was looking for the answer to a question for days, only to find that answer within minutes at the Register.

The above places are where I often begin to do research. It is by no means an exhaustive of resources, but it is a beginning.

What are your favorite apologetics websites?

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About John Clark

John Clark
John Clark is a homeschooling father, a speechwriter, an online course developer for Seton Home Study School, and a weekly blogger for The National Catholic Register. His latest book is “How to be a Superman Dad in a Kryptonite World, Even When You Can’t Afford a Decent Cape.”
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